Chloroplasts and mitochondria - functional genomics and evolution

John F.Allen john.allen at
Tue May 28 08:50:46 EST 2002

Comparative functional genomics of chloroplasts, mitochondria and
their bacterial homologues - new perspectives on symbiosis in cell

Discussion Meeting
The Royal Society of London
Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th June 2002

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Chloroplasts and mitochondria are energy-converting organelles of
eukaryotic cells. They also contain small, specialised, functional
genomes. Their genetic and energy-converting systems are bacterial in
origin. But most genes for chloroplast and mitochondrial components
are now found in the cell nucleus. So why did some genes move, while
others did not? _______________________________________________

John F. Allen
Plant Biochemistry
Lund University
Box 124
SE-221 00 Lund

Tel: +46 46 2227788
FAX: +46 46 2224009

john.allen at

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